19 July 2011

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery website

I recently discovered a project website for the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, in Poperinge, Belgium. Titled "Daily reflections of the Great War", the research project "aims to bring into focus the story of the medical assistance behind the front line and to explain how the place provides a mirror of the whole of the Great War." The project managers are also appealing to anyone with information on the dead who are interred there to contact them. One of the interesting benefits of this website is the inclusion of a search function which allows the visitor to search through information available on the men buried in this Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. While much of the information can be gleaned off of the attestation papers available on the Library and Archives Canada website, there are also images - including (so it appears) the headstone for each man.

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